CAWARRA SKI CLUB MT BULLER INFORMATION
Cawarra Bookings are now open for the 2023 Winter Season
Cawarra Ski Club at Mount Buller in Victoria is a family-friendly 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom ski lodge that opens its doors to the snow-loving, skiing, snowboarding, and snow play public during winter, as well as outdoor enthusiasts during the non-winter season (exclusive lodge bookings only). There is no room sharing, each room has its own private ensuite, , and you pay per person not for the whole room! You will love our low-key atmosphere and enjoy a drink in front of our cosy fireplace in the lounge.
Recent lodge improvements include a brand new kitchen, exterior cladding, and new windows, especially in the games room for a warmer experience! We open our lodge to guests to book the entire lodge for a midweek stay, weekend, or more during winter and the summer season at Mt Buller. In summer, Mt Buller is growing more popular each year with a calendar full of events.
We have great rates for full lodge bookings for up to 23 guests in winter and 25 in summer. A manager resides onsite during the winter season.
2023 Rates & Bookings NOW LIVE ONLINE 24/7
- 2023 Rates - Click here
- 2018 Virtual Tour (note new kitchen added in 2019 has not been added yet)- View Here
- For Bookings:
- Live Online Booking Site
- Call 1800 285 537
- Email your trip details to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full Lodge or summer bookings - Contact Monica via this website
Private Ski Club - Lodge Environment
A family-friendly club lodge environment, Cawarra is a privately owned not-for-profit ski club that extends its welcome to the snow-loving public. It has private members who maintain the club but mostly the lodge is enjoyed by guests from the general public who have found us through word of mouth. The lodge is managed through Winter by live-in managers who are there to ensure the lodge is kept clean (and COVID-safe in the current environment) and guests are happy They are only there during peak times and are not there to clean up after you. Please treat our lodge with the same respect and care that our members do. Cawarra has 5 bedrooms all with private en suites and large living, dining, games, and cooking areas.
3D Virtual Tour
ROOM LOCATION & LAYOUT
- Rooms 1 & 2 are located at the end of the entry hallway.
- Rooms 3 & 4 are located via the lounge room at the top of the stairs.
- Room 5 is located via the lounge room at the bottom of the stairs.
ALL ROOMS HAVE PRIVATE ENSUITE
- Room 1 - 2x single bunks (sleeps 4)
- Room 2 - 1x single bunk, 1x ½ single ½ double bunk (sleeps 4)
- Room 3 - 2x single bunks (sleeps 4)
- Room 4 - 1x double bed with a single bed over the top, 1x single bunks (sleeps 5)
- Room 5 - 1x queen bed, 1x single bed, 1x single bunk (sleeps 5)
CHECK IN & ARRIVAL 4pm
Please ensure you have the lodge code for entry before you arrive
During a non-covid year, it has been possible to pre-arrange with the manager to arrive early and leave your luggage in the lodge (without 'using' the lodge) until check-in time. This may or may not be applicable during your stay. Please contact the manager in the days before your stay if you would like further clarification on this possibility.
The lodge manager during winter is on duty during peak arrival and cleaning times. If the manager is absent for your arrival, check the whiteboard in the entry area for your room number and proceed to your room after 4 pm (see room arrangements for location of rooms) Your room will be clean with linen placed on the end of the beds. Please note that no shoes (slippers or equivalent only) are allowed past the entry area – no exceptions! Even when moving your luggage into storage.
CHECK OUT 12pm: LUGGAGE CAN BE LEFT UNTIL 4pm
After you check- out you may store your bags downstairs in the games room until 4 pm. There is an adjoining bathroom, which is available for use for those who have checked out.
There will be no refund for early check-out.
Address of the Lodge
7 Stirling Rd, Mount Buller
Cawarra is opposite the Alpine Retreat Lodge, only a 2 min walk to the nearest ski lift and a few mins to the village square.
Kitchen - 2 Stoves & Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge, Cooking/Eating utensils
Large Lounge Area with cosy fireplace, Games Room, Drying Room, Laundry with Washing machine and Dryer (Lodge Manager must be consulted for use during Winter), enclosed balcony with BBQ, table and drinks fridge.
Friendly on-site lodge manager (during winter only), Private bedroom with ensuite, Bed Linen (during winter only, no towels provided), blankets, doonas, pillows, selection of DVDs can be borrowed from the manager, a portable cot and linen is available upon request. (only one available), High chair (only one available)
New for 2023 - Free WiFi now available!
Kitchen storage - cupboards and fridge space
What to Bring
- Food & Drink - There's a supermarket on the mountain but we recommend you bring as much pre-prepared food as possible. Please bring your own milk, butter, spreads, condiments, etc. as they won’t be provided.
- Towels, extra bath mat soap/body wash and toiletries
- Washing machine detergent
- DVDs, games, books
- Chargers and data
- Linen during the non-winter time
All guests are responsible for keeping communal areas tidy and cleaning up after themselves at all times, and complying with our COVID-19 safe protocols which will be sent to you upon booking.
All lodge guests are to please place dirty plates and glassware in the dishwasher and turn it on as required. All guests are asked to empty the dishwasher if it is found full and clean. After eating, all cooking and eating utensils should be cleaned, air-dried, and put away.
For the comfort of all guests, noise levels should be kept to a minimum, especially after 10 pm. Your co-operation would be appreciated. A games room for children is located downstairs but we do ask that this area is policed by the adults for the children's safety and the comfort of other guests.
GETTING TO CAWARRA SKI CLUB - MT BULLER BY CAR AND THEN THE MOUNTAIN TAXI IN WINTER
Find your way to Cawarra ski club at Mt Buller . First, enter the resort entry gates, there will be a gate entry fee for your car and its passengers into the resort carpark, which you will need to pre-purchase during Winter 2023 as on-mountain capacity will be limited. Cawarra do not provide refunds for lack of booking resort entry. You will also need to pay for your over-snow taxi, which will take you from your parked car up to the lodge (and return). As you approach the appropriate car parking area closest to the ski resort area, you will be directed to a specific parking spot. As you empty yourself and your luggage out of your car, a 4WD taxi will pull up behind you. Tell the taxi driver you are going to Cawarra Ski Club. They will drop you off across the road outside the Alpine Retreat or at Cawarra or in our driveway. You cannot avoid this cost, it is part of staying on the mountain.
So in summary, take with you in the car: The lodge name ‘Cawarra’, and the door code for entry. Also we recommend trying to pack with as few bags as possible and having them all zipped up and ready to go when you arrive in the car park on the mountain. Sometimes it's a good idea to stop in Mansfield on the way through to get the car organised (especially when driving with kids), and if you have stopped for a supermarket shop.
P.S. – The Mt Buller website has heaps of great information especially for first timers
CAWARRA SKI CLUB, MT BULLER - FOR SKIING/SNOWBOARDING
If it's your first time on the mountain or you are a beginner skier, we recommend starting your day by going down to the village square on your first day to get orientated.
In Winter 2023 you may need to pre-purchase your lift tickets.
If there is enough snow, you can ski or snowboard down the side of the road to the lifts. The first lift you’ll get to from Cawarra is Lydia’s ski lift and you can ski 2 turns down and then take a right down a trail behind the lodges to follow a trail to get to two consecutive rope tows that will lift you up to an area near the top of the Standard ski run. There must be enough snow for these lifts to be running, and you need to be at least an intermediate level to get down the Standard ski run.
To return home after skiing, you can access the bottom of Lydia’s lift by a trail near the bottom of the Standard ski run. Again, there must be enough snow for this trail to be open, and need to be at least an intermediate level. You can also ski to the bottom of Bourke Street ski run and walk or catch the free village shuttle from the bus parking area up to the Alpine Retreat. Walking up to Cawarra is relatively easy and usually quicker than waiting for the shuttle.
CAWARRA SKI CLUB, MT BULLER - WALKING
Cawarra ski club is only a 5-minute downhill walk to the Village Centre. In this area are a supermarket, rental and retail shops, bars, and restaurants. A return walk can take 5-10 minutes as it is a slight incline uphill. Again, there is a free village shuttle if you require it. The coffee in the village area is a morning must-do for many seasoned members!